HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Temple, Belton schedules finalized
The Temple Wildcats’ 2018 schedule features six home games, including the first three of the season.
Temple’s season opener is against Round Rock Cedar Ridge — a Class 6A Division I state semifinalist last season — on Aug. 31 at Wildcat Stadium. The Wildcats will host first-time opponent Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Monterrey, Mexico) on Sept. 7 and remain at home to begin their eight-game District 12-6A schedule Sept. 14 against Harker Heights.
The Wildcats’ first road test comes Sept. 20 against Killeen Shoemaker and is the first of two Thursday night games at Killeen’s Leo Buckley Stadium for Temple, which travels to play Killeen on Oct. 11. The Wildcats’ open date occurs before they host Belton on Oct. 5.
Temple’s final four district games are Oct. 19 at home against Killeen Ellison, at Waco on Oct. 26, home against 2017 6A D-II state runner-up Hewitt Midway on Nov. 2 and at Copperas Cove on Nov. 9.
Belton’s season begins Aug. 31 with a home duel against 2017 6A D-II state semifinalist Austin Westlake, then the Tigers travel Sept. 6 for a Thursday night game at Round Rock. Belton starts 12-6A play Sept. 14 by hosting Copperas Cove. The Tigers’ home finale is Nov. 2 against Waco before Belton concludes the regular season Nov. 9 at Midway.
TRACK AND FIELD: Temple, Belton produce winners at Big Red Relays
BELTON — Temple had two athletes earn gold medals, and Belton had three winners Saturday at the Big Red Relays.
Xavier Johnson won the 400 meters with a time of 48.59 for the Temple boys, who were fourth in the team standings. The Temple girls finished third, anchored by Rhea Miles’ victory in the 400 in 58.42.
Jordan Jones was first in the 1,600 in 5:36.28, Sela Anderson won the 300 hurdles in 46.14 and Kaylee Hausum took gold in the discus with a throw of 123 feet, 7 inches for the Belton girls, who won the girls title. The Belton boys were third.
COLLEGE BASEBALL: TC holds of Navarro in non-conference play
WEST — Jacob Little pitched five scoreless innings, Jordan Monacy drove in a pair of runs and Temple College held off Navarro 2-1 on Monday.
Jesse Reed came on with one out in the ninth inning after Navarro cut its deficit in half and got the final two outs for his sixth save of the season.
Moncay drove in a run in the first inning on a groundout then doubled in what stood as the game-winning tally in the seventh.
Breck Potvin, Joey Orsak and Devin Tucker also had a double each for TC (8.5). Little’s longest outing of the season boosted his record to 2-1.
“Good pitching and good defense to back up the pitching,” TC coach Craig McMurtry said. “Only negative on the day was we left eight or 10 runners on base that would’ve changed the way the game looked.”
COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Temple sweeps doubleheader from Northeast Texas
Dalilah Barrera struck out 21 in Game 1, Madilyn Weatherly popped a walk-off home run in Game 2 and Temple College swept Northeast Texas 3-1 and 5-4 on Monday in non-conference action at Danny Scott Sports Comlpex.
Barrera moved her record in the circle to 4-0 after striking out 21 of 22 batters she faced, allowing one hit.
After the teams were tied at 4 after seven innings, sending the game to extras, Weatherly deposited the first pitch of the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 2 over the fence to secure the sweep for TC (11-2).
Lenzi Stewart had a double in each game and Mikaela Sako picked up the victory in the nightcap after relieving starter Karina Sanchez in the fifth.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UMHB players earn ASC women’s honors
BELTON — Sophomore guard Kendall Rollins was named West Division Player of the Year, highlighting Mary Hardin-Baylor’s selections on the All-American Southwest Conference team.
Rollins averaged 15.6 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Lady Crusaders (23-5) and was joined on the five-member all-conference team by teammate and fellow sophomore guard Hannah Holt.
Rollins and Holt also were named to the All-West first team. UMHB sophomore guard Alicia Blackwell was a second-team pick, guard Brooke Elliott was named to the West’s all-freshman team, and Blackwell and Holt were placed on the division’s all-defensive team.
COLLEGE GOLF: UMHB men struggle in first round
AUSTIN — Mary Hardin-Baylor posted a first-round 317 on Monday and sits in 11th place at the Linda Lowery Invitational.
The Crusaders are 23 shots back of leader Concordia Texas heading into today’s final round of the 18-team event at River Place Country Club.
Zach Daroowala paced UMHB with a 76, and Kyle Revis (78), Cade Govender (79), Bryce Parker (84) and Kade Bentley (85) rounded out the Crusaders’ card.